St. Louis Browns baseball first baseman Tom Jones, running to first base from home plate, White Sox first baseman Jiggs Donohue is on base Photo CREATED/PUBLISHED 1907. SUMMARY
Image of Tom Jones, baseball player for the American League's St. Louis Browns, running to first base from home plate on the field at an American League ballpark in St. Louis, Missouri, during a game against the American League's Chicago White Sox. White Sox first baseman Jiggs Donohue is standing at first base, holding his hands in front of him. Two White Sox players are standing on the field in the background. NOTES This photonegative taken by a Chicago Daily News photographer may have been published in the newspaper. SDN-005704, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.
Tom Jones was a standout first baseman during baseball’s dead ball era when the action was focused on the infield, and the infield was loaded with pebbles, stones and even bits of glass. He was among the leaders in fielding all thru his 8 major league seasons and compiled a splendid .984 career fielding percentage.
The 6 ft 1 inch, 195-pound Tom Jones was also an excellent base runner, stealing 135 career bases.